An Analysis of Copenhagen School’s Security Theory
Teaching and Research
The Copenhagen School is a school of critical security study that offers a new system of security theory in response to the expanding scope of security issues since 1980s. According to the Copenhagen security theory,security is an "utterance behavior" with special "rhetoric logic" and "cross sectional" features. However,the author points out,security as a goal is rather limited. A higher goal should be non security. The Copenhagen School identifies 5 security sections and considers these sections perspectives of studying different types of threats and different areas of security. The five sections are as follows:politics,economy,military,society and environment. The theory also attempts to explain the influence of regional aspects over models of security structure by means of "security complex". The Copenhagen School is of typical European style,utilizing theories and methodology of new realism,structuralism and peace research.
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